Creating Healthy Communities

Vision:

Making the healthy choice the easy choice

Mission:

 

 

Creating Healthy Communities (CHC) is committed to preventing and reducing chronic disease statewide. Through cross-sector collaboration, we are activating communities to: improve access to and affordability of healthy food; increase opportunities for physical activity; and assure tobacco-free living where Ohioans live, work, and play. By implementing sustainable, evidence-based strategies, CHC is creating a culture of health.

Creating Healthy Communities is funded by the Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and administered by the Ohio Department of Health, Bureau of Healthy Ohio, Creating Healthy Communities Program.

 

CHC's Successes:

 

 

Lorain County CHC Projects include:

Lorain County Wellness Network - a county-wide worksite/community network that providwellness information and a forum for sharing local successes and resources. Register for our next meeting!
Healthy Kids Achieve More Network - systematically reviews school district data and provides professional development opportunities for Lorain County school staff and administration. Sign up for our professional development workshop!
100% Tobacco-Free Campus - Lorain County Community College

Projects in Lorain County CHC Priority Communities:

Live Healthy Lorain partner projects:

Live Healthy Oberlin partner projects:

Elyria Partners

  • Elyria Farmers Market SNAP/EBT access and signage improvements, produce demos
  • Smoke-Free Multi Unit Housing- Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority
  • Bike racks and improvements to downtown walkability and bikeability
  • LCCC Tobacco-Free Campus initiative

THRIVE (previously Live Healthy Southern Lorain County) partner projects:

Resources:

Ohio Creating Healthy Communities 2016 Success Story Booket

Ohio Creating Healthy Communities 2013 Success Story Booklet

Ohio Creating Healthy Communities 2014 Success Story Booklet

Ohio Department of Health CHC website 

Lorain County 2015 Projects Tri-Fold

For more information on Lorain County Creating Healthy Communities:

Lorain County Public Health
9880 South Murray Ridge Road
Elyria, Ohio 44035
Phone: 440-322-6367
E-Mail: healthed@loraincountyhealth.com
 

 

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